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Blackfriars, Glasgow

4.5 (23 reviews)

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Blackfriars Road, Glasgow, Scotland G1 1QL

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Basic Info

No Deposit Elevator 24 hours security Bills included Parcels collect Short lease

548 Beds

Built in 2006

Block 4, 6, F

Blackfriars is a cheap student accommodation in Glasgow city centre, located in the Merchant area, with bus stops downstairs and quick access to the University of StrathclydeCity of Glasgow College and Glasgow Caledonian University. The flats are surrounded by established commercial facilities with bars, restaurants and various shops. The apartments are surrounded by commercial facilities with bars, restaurants, and a wide range of shops catering to the many needs of students.

 

Features

Blackfriars student accommodation has six floors and offers 548 rooms, all En-suite. Each room has a private bathroom, and the kitchen and living room are shared by 2~4 people and are equipped with a hob, oven, fridge, microwave and other basic kitchen facilities. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with bedding to help you settle in faster.

 

Blackfriars Glasgow is equipped with first-class facilities to provide a comfortable living environment for students. The flats' elevator system ensures easy access to all floors. Study rooms offer space for those who need a quiet environment. The lounge area is the heart of community interaction and an excellent place for students to relax and connect. While everyone is busy with their studies, the laundry room ensures that everyone doesn't have to be disturbed by household chores. For bikers, the bike shed helps keep their property safe. To satisfy students who like snacks, the hall also always provides vending machines.

 

Location and What's Hot? 

Blackfriars Glasgow is located on the east side of city centre, where students can easily find a wide range of amenities, with supermarkets such as ALDI, Tesco, Sainsbury's and SPAR ensuring that students can stock up on their weekly grocery and food shopping. For food lovers, local favourites such as Amore Ristorante e Pizzeria, The Italian Kitchen and Merchant Chippie offer a variety of delicious dishes. When it's time to unwind, local brews like Black Bull, Murphy's Irish Bar and The Press Bar make for a relaxing evening.

 

Students in Blackfriars Glasgow student accommodation never have to worry about boredom, with many well-known attractions awaiting them. Visit the iconic Barrowland Park to taste Glasgow's rich cultural heritage. It is also a great place to relax. The Gallery of Modern Art is within walking distance, where students can explore contemporary artistic expression. George Square is not to be missed, with its stunning architecture. For those interested in police work, the Glasgow Police Museum is a unique window into the history of local law enforcement.

 

Transport

The Blackfriars Street bus stop is just downstairs from the Blackfriars Glasgow for quick access to any university. It is also close to several universities: the Academy of Music and Sound is a 17-minute walk, the University of Strathclyde is a 5-minute walk, the City of Glasgow College is a 10-minute walk, and Glasgow Caledonian University is a 15-minute bus ride. However, the distance from Blackfriars Glasgow to the University of Glasgow is a bit further away and is a 25-minute subway ride.

 

Security & Services

Unite students Blackfriars Glasgow offers diverse services designed to make the student experience easy and convenient. The reception desk in the lobby is operated 24 hours a day and is always ready to help. And free Wi-Fi connectivity covers the entire flat, ensuring students stay connected to the online world. The apartments are also fitted with a 24-hour security system, professional CCTV and fire systems to provide an immediate response in an emergency.

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4.5

23 reviews

Amazing area · 9
Amazing facilities · 7
Super-fast internet · 4
Great customer service · 9

DENG**

5.0

18 Oct 2023 23:37

It's quite good, you get what you pay for, apartment service depends on fate.
It's quite good, you get what you pay for, apartment service depends on fate.

CUI**

5.0

18 Oct 2023 22:52

My happy hometown, very convenient!
My happy hometown, very convenient!
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House Rules

Cancellation Policy

No Visa No Pay

No Visa No Pay (NVNP)
a.If the student who has completed their booking has their visa application rejected, the student can provide evidence of the refusal and the booking will get cancelled with no liability.
b.For the evidence at 7(a) above to be valid it must:
i.be submitted within 7 days of the student receiving it;
ii.include the student's name and the date at which it was received;
iii.be received prior to 31 August of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in August or September;
iv.be received prior to 15 January of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in December or January.
c.Students can only cancel under 7(a) above, and under the NVNP policy, if they have applied for a visa and can evidence this. Students who haven't got a visa because they haven't applied for one are not eligible for the NVNP cancellation policy.

No Place No Pay

No Place No Pay (NPNP)
a.If the student who has completed their booking for a room is not accepted at a university in the city where they have booked a room with us, the student is able to cancel their room outside of the cooling-off period without the need for a replacement tenant provided they are able to provide evidence that they have not met the requirements for their offer or have been rejected by the university for some other reason.
b.For the evidence at 6(a) above to be valid it must:
i.be submitted within 7 days of the student receiving it;
ii.include the student's name and the date at which it was received;
iii.be received prior to 31 August of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in August or September;
iv.be received prior to 15 January of the Academic Year for those with tenancies starting in December or January.
c.We reserve the right to check with the university if the evidence is genuine or fake. Providing fake / photoshopped documents is forgery and is an offense punishable by law in the UK.

Refund Guarantees Time Limit

3 days to accept the offer+ 7 days cooling-off period
Once a booking is processed, the student has 3 days to accept the offer. It means for the student and the guarantor to accept the contract and pay the £250 advance rent payment. (For bookings in England only. No Advance Rent Payment is required for bookings in Scotland).

Once these steps are done, the booking is completed.
If one of the step is not completed within these 3 days, the offer will expire.
If the student still wants a room, we can re-process a booking, but we cannot guarantee that the same room or the same price will be available.
Once the booking is completed, the student has another 7 days to change their mind and cancel their booking without any reasons. This is called the cooling-off period.

Details

Making a Booking
Once a booking is processed, the student has 3 days to accept the offer. It means for the student and the guarantor to accept the contract and pay the £250 advance rent payment. (For bookings in England only. No Advance Rent Payment is required for bookings in Scotland).

Once these steps are done, the booking is completed.

If one of the step is not completed within these 3 days, the offer will expire.

If the student still wants a room, Accommodation Supplier can re-process a booking, but Accommodation Supplier cannot guarantee that the same room or the same price will be available.

International cancellation provisions
These additional cancellation provisions apply for any individual making a booking outside of the United Kingdom.

Cooling Off Period – the provisions for the Cooling Off Period set out in the main Cancellation Policy shall apply;
After the Cooling Off Period - Once the Cooling Off Period has expired the Tenant remains liable for the rent for the whole length of the tenancy unless they want to cancel with one of these 3 conditions:
No Place No Pay: the provisions for No Place No Pay set out in the main Cancellation Policy shall apply, save that this option shall not be available after the 31st August in the year the Tenancy Start Date is due to occur.
No Visa No Pay:if the student doesn’t get their visa to come and study in the UK, the student must send us the visa application rejection letter within 7 days of receiving it. On receipt of the required documentation, it will be verified and, provided Accommodation Supplier are satisfied, Accommodation Supplier will cancel your Tenancy Agreement and refund any deposit or advance rent paid in full. This option shall not be available after the 31st August in the year the Tenancy Start Date is due to occur.
No ATAS certificate, No Pay: Some international students coming to the UK to study in very specific fields need to apply for an ATAS certificate. (Academic Technology Approval Scheme). If a student’s ATAS certificate application is rejected the student must send us the ATAS certificate application rejection letter within 7 days of receiving it. On receipt of the required documentation, it will be verified and, provided Accommodation Supplier are satisfied, Accommodation Supplier will cancel your Tenancy Agreement and refund any deposit or advance rent paid in full. This option shall not be available after the 31st August in the year the Tenancy Start Date is due to occur.
The cancellation requests along with the proof documents must be sent by the student, from the email address they have registered their account with Accommodation Supplier.

If an agent is involved the evidence must be sent to the agent and then forwarded on to Accommodation Supplier.

Replacement Tenants – Before your Tenancy Start Date has occurred

If you have proposed a replacement Tenant prior to your Tenancy Start Date, Accommodation Supplier has complete discretion as to whether it:

a. accepts the proposed replacement Tenant and enters into a Tenancy Agreement with them;
b. places the room back on general sale; or
c. allocates the room it to an alternative student on a waiting list to enter into a Tenancy Agreement.

Accommodation Supplier will release you from your Tenancy Agreement on the date seven days after any of the above has occurred.

The student remains liable for the rent unless they find a replacement Tenant.

*Subjective change of school or room
Need to contact the apartment to confirm whether it can be processed
*Policy changes in real time, details are subject to the contract*

Pets Policy

No Pet

Double Occupancy Policy

Double occupancy rooms:

No double occupancy rooms.

Blackfriars FAQs

What is the difference between booking Blackfriars through uhomes and other ways?

1) You can get considerate and professional consulting services; 2) You can book exclusive listings of uhomes (subject to the inventory at the time of your booking); 3) You can get the combination of the most favorable price on the whole network, including but Not limited to rent reduction discounts, rent deduction discounts, uhomes exclusive cashback discounts, uhomes exclusive assistance discounts (telephone cards, IELTS quality courses, bedding sets, rice cookers), additional service discounts, invitations and gifts, event discounts, and combination discounts Please consult your consultant for details; 4) We provide a lower price guarantee. If you book on other apartment platforms and find the same apartment with a lower price, you can book through our platform, and we will simultaneously provide you with the same low price ( For details, please refer to the lower price guarantee clause).

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What is Internal “Health checks” for hot cities’ bookings?

Students will be asked to provide their university offer or a screenshot of the university portal showing their name and enough information to confirm the student has completed the application process.↵↵For a small sample of students, Supplier might check with their university partners if they can confirm the offers and information are genuine.↵↵If the student doesn’t reply to any of the 3 attempts, Supplier will have a red flat to this booking.↵↵If Supplier still cannot get any contact from the student, Supplier will cancel the booking.

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How to pay rent?

There are two ways to pay the apartment rent, online payment or bank wire transfer 1. For online payment, please log in to the Account of Unite Students, click the Payments page, enter the rent amount to be paid in the dialog box, click the Pay button, and enter the payment card information. If it is a British savings card, select the Debit card type (the corresponding Billing address needs to be changed to a British address), if it is a Chinese credit card, select the Credit card type (the billing address remains the domestic address) 2. For bank wire transfer, please log in to the Account of Unite Students and click Booking page, download the Bank Transfer Info file, communicate with the bank in advance, and bring the corresponding materials to the bank counter or self-service money transfer machine for remittance. In the remittance postscript, please fill in the personal reservation information (refer to the content required in the bank_tranfer_info file). The wire transfer does not arrive in real time , please be sure to wire transfer 1-2 weeks before the deadline to ensure that the funds arrive on time. Since the bank will charge a cross-border payment service fee, please pay the required rent + service fee when paying the fee to ensure that the full amount arrives.

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Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Is Glasgow a good city for international students?

Yes, Glasgow, Scotland's largest city and the UK's fourth largest city, is an amiable city for international students. The reasons include:

 

Educational Resources: Glasgow boasts a wealth of excellent schools and higher education institutions, such as the University of Glasgow, which is an internationally renowned institution that attracts students and staff from all over the world. These university institutions not only have top-notch school facilities but also offer courses in multiple languages and provide comprehensive support services for international students.

 

Tuition fees: While tuition fees vary depending on the program and lifestyle chosen by the individual, the average annual tuition fee for postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow is approximately £28,890, with living expenses ranging from £9,000 to £16,000 per year.

 

Urban Environment: Glasgow is a vibrant and multicultural city with a rich history and cultural heritage. The people here are friendly and welcoming, and the city has a good safety record, providing international students with a safe and comfortable environment for studying and living.

 

International Recognition: The University of Glasgow enjoys a high international reputation, and its degrees are recognized and accredited by the UK government and many countries. Furthermore, the university consistently ranks among the top universities in the world.

 

A wide range of student accommodation options:

 

As a well-known study destination in Scotland, there is a variety of student flats in Glasgow and rooms to choose from. These apartments are usually located near the campus or in convenient city areas so that students can easily access the university and other facilities.

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When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Glasgow, UK?

Generally, students usually start looking for student accommodation in Glasgow in March, but if you have specific living goals, it's best to start searching in January. The recommended time to search for Glasgow student accommodation is as early as possible.

What types of student housing in Glasgow are available?

There are multiple Glasgow student housing options to meet different needs and budgets.

 

University Halls: Halls are usually located near the campus and provide standard rooms to rent in Glasgow, as well as self-catering facilities. They often include study areas, laundry facilities, and social spaces. Student halls in Glasgow are popular for first-year students as they provide a sense of community and easy access to university facilities.

 

Off-campus student accommodation in GlasgowUnlike university dormitories, private student accommodation in Glasgow is operated by third-party apartment providers and offers more privacy and independence. Off-campus student apartments in Glasgow are located throughout the city. They are not limited to the area around the university, so students can freely choose the location they are interested in. uhomes.com provides various off-campus rooms to rent in Glasgow, which offer different room types to meet the housing needs of different students. The common room types are as follows:

 

  1. Standard Room
    • A basic room, including beds, desks, wardrobes, and washbasins.
    • Students must share bathrooms, showers, and kitchens with roommates.
    • This type of room is more common in apartments and offers good value for money.
  2. En-suite
    • Each room has its own private bathroom and shower.
    • Residents usually share the living room and kitchen with other roommates.
    • This type of accommodation is suitable for students who value their privacy and independence.
  3. Studio
    • It offers independent bedrooms, bathrooms, and a simple open-plan kitchen.
    • It is suitable for students who prefer to live alone.
    • The price is usually higher, but it provides a higher level of living comfort.
  4. One Bed Flat
    • It has separate bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, and independent kitchens.
    • The kitchen is no longer open, providing more private space.
    • It is suitable for students who need more living space and higher privacy.

 

Social property: Students can also choose a room to rent in Glasgow outside the university. This option provides greater flexibility and privacy while still enjoying the benefits of living with other students. Social Glasgow accommodation Glasgow accommodation options are diverse, and students can live in various parts of the city.

 

Homestay: Homestay or family homestay accommodation is an option for students who want a more homely environment. This means living with a local family who provides rooms in Glasgow, meals, and sometimes laundry facilities. Family homestay is a good way to immerse yourself in local culture and improve your language skills.

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